Use of Eye Movement Gestures for Web Browsing

Abstract

Web browsing is one of the most common tasks performed by modern day computer users. Any improvement to typical web browser interaction could thus yield a wideranging benefit in terms of user efficiency or satisfaction. Studies have shown the advantages of traditional mousebased gestures in web and hypertext browser applications, so a logical step would be to examine the potential for similar gestures using eye movement interaction. Here we implement such a system and study its effectiveness. Key issues when working with gestures are the quantity and complexity of the implemented gestures. Because of the established shortcomings in using eye gaze tracking for conventional motor control tasks, we severely limit the number of eye movement gestures in our system and constrain them to single-line motions. We believe that this allows our system to apply a more natural mapping between gesture and meaning. We test users in a simulated browser environment conducting a navigation task, comparing our eye movement gestures to traditional point-and-click mouse input. We contend that our eye gesture system compares favorably to mouse input in terms of user performance and satisfaction. Author

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@inproceedings{Juang2005UseOE, title={Use of Eye Movement Gestures for Web Browsing}, author={Kevin A. Juang and Frank Jasen and Akshay Katrekar and Joe K Ahn and Andrew T. Duchowski}, year={2005} }